“Humans don’t mind hardship, in fact they thrive on it; what they mind is not feeling necessary. Modern society has perfected the art of making people not feel necessary. It's time for that to end.”
Junger wrote the book “The Perfect Storm,” about the fishing boat Andrea Gail, out of Gloucester, Massachusetts, which on this date in 1991 was caught in a ferocious storm and lost at sea with her crew of six. The city of Gloucester has lost more than 10,000 whalers and fishermen to the sea over its 350-year history. photo: some of the Andrea Gail crew.